And So It Begins

Posted: May 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 252 Comments »

Draft time is here. The Eagles won’t pick for a couple of hours, but this should be a lot of fun. There are some really interesting players and trying to figure out where they will go is perplexing, to put it mildly.

I posted a mock draft at ScoutsNotebook.

No great rumors for the Eagles, but they are staying active.

As for pick 22…I still want Anthony Barr more than anyone. If he’s gone, WR Marqise Lee is my guy.

Let’s get this party started.

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  • McNabbulousness

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    sorry, just getting ready for our first pick

  • SteveH

    Hope you like Cody Latimer because that’s gonna be the pick!

  • Mac

    Anybody got some draft punk I can listen to during this show?

  • McNabbulousness

    jesus christ i forgot how much i hate chris berman’s voice

    • SteveH

      NFL network is where it’s at. Mayock is the best in the biz imo.

      • McNabbulousness

        good call, thx

      • Anders

        PE.com imo

    • Mac

      nfl.com is streaming live

  • SteveH

    Hah, as the fans boo the commish: “Thank you, thank you NFL fans…”

    • Rambler

      I feel like his paint on hair has some sort of bounce-back force field that keeps him from hearing/seeing reality.

      • McNabbulousness

        he goes to the same barber as david stern

        • Rambler

          My mom?

      • SteveH

        I think he just doesn’t care, he’s already banking his 30 million or whatever.

  • Arby1

    Analysts say Dix would provide extra length in the ‘back end’. I say, OUCH! and No thanks!

    • McNabbulousness

      hey now!

  • Mac

    Jeff Fisher quote… “Yeah, get out.” love it. HA!

    • TommyLawlor

      That’s great.

    • SteveH

      Why is he there anyhow.

      • Mac

        They had a reporter in his war room. Made for some good live TV.

  • Joe Minx

    lol EMB’s down already.

    • TommyLawlor

      I’d forgotten about those days.

    • Anders

      Stream is still up.

  • Mac

    Can the Texans trade down?

    If not, it’s Bortles or Mack

  • Arby1

    Seriously, give me Beckham or Fuller and I’m good. I’d trade up to 10 to 15 for Barr. And I’d trade up a few spots for Beckham.

    • Anders

      Im with you

  • McNabbulousness

    texans not clowning around…sorry

    • Mac

      Ha, yeah I guess they couldn’t trade out… I really thought they’d want to get a QB to anchor the franchise.

      • McNabbulousness

        im just glad he went to an afc team, ive had this irrational fear that the giants would somehow pick him up

    • SteveH

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

      Sorry, also practicing for the Eagles pick.

      • McNabbulousness

        it’s important to stretch those vocal chords

  • Patrick

    So its gonna happen, Clowney and Watt on the same defensive line. The Luck household just sent a carrier pigeon to the Colts recommending selecting a player who can play on the offensive line.

    • Mac

      They’re gonna have to upgrade from Trash Can to Dumpster.

      • Patrick

        To bad they haven’t got a first round pick, or we could have traded Trash Can to them. Maybe they should call the Chargers and ask about King Dunlap.

        • Mac

          Seriously, how pissed do you think Luck is right now that they don’t have a 1st round pick?

          • Patrick

            Hahaha, Its not just that they don’t have a first round pick, its that the reason they don’t have a first round pick is Trent Richardson, a mediocre at best player on the position where players die the quickest and teams constantly find gems later.
            I would be absolutely pissed, but then I would look at my defense and demand a trade. Luck is a better man than me, except for his stupid beard.

      • Rambler

        I did not realize dumpster declared early and is in the draft. Good to hear. He will waste the competition.

  • SteveH

    Anyone else feel like the broken down weeping draftee after they’re picked is starting to get a little cliche?

    • McNabbulousness

      not really, this is this kid’s life dream that finally happened, he made it to the nfl, how improbable is that for anybody. id be emotional

      • Ark87

        Agreed, especially early on. My personal favorite is later on the dude that got humbled and went later than he wanted and is pissed.

        • McNabbulousness

          for sure

    • Crus57

      He just won the lottery, it’s a big moment.

    • Rambler

      I feel like I have to continually remind myself that they are just kids. My 21 year old self probably would react mostly the same way. Now at 40… kick me in the nuts or tell me I won a million dollars… ehhh, whatever just give me a beer.

    • anon

      I’d break down and cry if i was about to make $4mm a year.

      • Ark87

        coming from where a lot of these kids came from? Yeah the recognition, the money, after such a long road. Def not unreasonable.

  • Cafone

    Gonna trade the pick to Miami for Dion Jordan and they are going to take a receiver.

  • McNabbulousness

    god it feels good to see that “2.st louis (from washington)” flash up on the screen on a regular basis

    • Anders

      I still love that the Rams have done shit with those extra picks.

  • Anders

    Texans fans boo game is not as good as Eagles fans

    • McNabbulousness

      its all in the diaphragm

  • SteveH

    This is beautiful, the pick the Redskins should have up right now… Love it.

  • Steag209

    At least the redskins consistently give us entertainment

  • scratcherk

    Reminder gentlemen: This would be the Redskins pick if their front office was competent. Thank you Snyder.

    • Anders

      They wouldnt have RG3 and had no QB if they didnt do it

      • Ark87

        Cousins + all those picks….I think I’d take that. Hindsight though. Of course, RGIII may still turn out to be a generational type player, not yet though.

        • Anders

          Cousins is garbage tho.

  • Bob Brewer

    If Tommy’s mock draft comes to fruition I might puke.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Just got home from work. Came here first. Any new exciting rumors out there?

    • SteveH

      Indianoplis Colts now in negotiations to trade for trash can. I think we can get a 4th for him.

      • Dragon_Eagle

        If its the same trash can that McDougal used to beat semi-regularly, the best we’re getting is a sixth.

        • Crus57

          Put on the film of trash can vs King Dunlap in practice, that’ll bring his price up.

      • Donald Kalinowski

        WHO IS “TRASH CAN”?

    • Anders

      We are trading everyone for everything

    • Ark87

      Nothing new, only thing we know is that Howie is using up some serious long distance minutes.

  • SteveH

    I’m a little disappointed it was a predictable 1st and 2nd picks. Part of me really wanted it to be like Blake Bortles and Khalil Mack 1-2. Would throw things into chaos rather nicely.

  • SteveH

    Bortlezzzz. That’s our week 1 opposing QB.

    • TommyLawlor

      Love the pick. Pushed a positional player closer to the Eagles.

      • SteveH

        Hadn’t thought of that, sweet.

      • McNabbulousness

        also pushed a pbr closer to tommy

      • Patrick

        Soooo, you love that another team made a bad pick? Oh my T-Law, you might just be the most evil man in the universe.

        Oh wait, thats La Canfora. Why is it that everyone else can agree on NOT tweeting the pick but him? Pathetic! And McLane done goofed by RT/answering him. #NoLaCanforaInMyTimeline…EVER!

      • Arby1

        Now if only the Browns take Manziel at 9…

  • McNabbulousness

    bortles, the new brunell?

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Good. Run on QBs, please.

  • scratcherk

    Browns are up: Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny?

  • scratcherk

    Mack!

  • SteveH

    O snap, Buffalo making moves.

  • Insomniac

    Bills getting Mack BOOOOOOOOO

    • Anders

      I think Evans

      • Insomniac

        Huge reach for Evans. Maybe Watkins

  • Eric Carranza

    Bills traded up

  • McNabbulousness

    TRADE TRADE TRADE, i think a trades happening…

  • mksp

    Cleveland Browns are going to be *VERY* good in two years. Lombardi left them in a perfect situation. Assets on assets on assets. Just need a QB.

  • SteveH

    Wow, Buffalo gave up next years 1st and this years 4th to move up.

    • Eric Carranza

      Next years 4th

  • Insomniac

    Wow..Cleveland robbing teams.

    • Ark87

      holy hell, I’d say

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Way to go Mr. Banner!! Oh, wait…

    • A_T_G

      Wow, Buffalo is dumb!

  • McNabbulousness

    wow cleveland ran away with that trade!

  • mksp

    Goddamn it, Cleveland. Two #1s next year too. Man. They’re going to be soooooo good in 2015.

  • McNabbulousness

    gordon+watkins=explosive

    • McNabbulousness

      jk

    • Mac

      Can they pass the ball to themselves?

      • anon

        screen game like woah

      • Ark87

        Dammit, which is the lateral button again?

        • Mac

          HA

    • Anders

      except Watkins is playing for the Bills

    • Insomniac

      Gordon will be playing for us in a few years..I wish

  • Bob Brewer

    Cleveland can take Evans at 9.

  • A_T_G

    How far does Mack have to fall before we trade the farm for him?

    • Insomniac

      7.

    • Mac

      Good question

    • Patrick

      IMO, until we don’t have to give up a significant pick(1st and 2nd round) in next years draft.

      • scratcherk

        Going to have to wait a while then.

        • Patrick

          Didn’t matter anyway. My reasoning is actually pretty simple: never trade future firsts, its just bound to come back and bite you in the ass.

  • anon

    I guess we aren’t getting watkins

  • Iskar36

    Wow. 1st and 4th next year plus the swapping of 1sts this year. You have to wonder if that is indications of team’s unwillingness to give up picks in this year’s draft.

  • SteveH

    Hmm, I wonder who Oakland takes. Manziel here?

    • Mac

      Who’s the fastest player in the draft…. oh wait.

    • Anders

      NFLN says Mack or Evans

  • scratcherk

    There it is.

  • McNabbulousness

    mack attack off the board

  • Eric Carranza

    There goes mack

  • McNabbulousness

    and get this pick made by al davis’ corpse. mack can play WR better than heyward bey ever could

  • Anders

    Why is it the highlight tape of Mack mostly include him abusing a bad RT? but no tape of his Baylor game is ever shown.

    • Joe Minx

      Cause it was THEEE OHIO STATE.

  • McNabbulousness

    boy the matthews family has one hell of a gene pool

    • Cafone

      So many players in the NFL, and the Eagles got the worst one.

      • McNabbulousness

        oh shit i forgot about casey

  • Mac

    Can we trade Casey and a 4th for Jake?

    • A_T_G

      I’d even throw in Jake Knotts.

  • Insomniac

    Bucs are taking a CB or Evans

  • lilmc

    Mike Evans to the Bucs

    • Anders

      please do not post pics before they are on TV

      • Arby1

        Yes, thank you.

      • A_T_G

        Was it a spoiler or a prediction?

        • Anders

          Sounded like a spoiler.

          • A_T_G

            That would be unwelcome then, agreed.

        • Ark87

          Reminds me of being on a GoT message board, ER MER GERD SPOILERS, YOU RUINED IT!

          • Anders

            There is a difference, GOT isnt live.

    • tabu34

      Where are you getting your info? Someone on twitter?

      • McNabbulousness

        im personally getting all my information from mel kiper’s hairline

        • Arby1

          ahh, that’s not substantial – it’s all fluff.

          • McNabbulousness

            but it did well on the wonderlic

          • Arby1

            Wonderlic? Is that some kind of hair gel?

          • McNabbulousness

            hemorrhoid cream i think

  • BlindChow

    So what happened with Teddy Bridgewater? Wasn’t he considered a top pick at one point?

    • McNabbulousness

      manziel was considered a top pick at one point

      • anon

        haha you mean this morning?

      • BlindChow

        Yeah, but Manziel had character issues. Just curious if there was something on Bridgewater I missed…

        • McNabbulousness

          oh, i have no idea. it’s really crazy how all this information and misinformation is flying around everywhere.

    • OregonDucker

      He blew his Pro day performance. Usually uses a glove but took it off. Threw terrible as a result.

    • Ark87

      This time last year people were saying there would be soooo many franchise QB’s this year…..yeah

    • Anders

      According to people connected, Teddy was more media than NFL teams, Teddy fell on media boards when NFL teams began leaking info

  • Insomniac

    I’m glad that Evans is gone. Huge bust potential that I didn’t want this team to take.

  • Dragon_Eagle

    C’mon Cleveland you need Derek Carr. Get him off the board!!

  • Insomniac

    Teddy or Manziel to Cleveland?

    • Anders

      Rumor is they prefer Carr

      • Insomniac

        Smokescreens

        • Anders

          Huge smokescreens

    • OregonDucker

      They’ve shown interest in Teddy.

  • A_T_G

    Why would you move up one spot? If the team trades you the pick, they didn’t want your guy.

    • SteveH

      Was wondering the same thing myself.

      • scratcherk

        to keep someone else from moving up

        • A_T_G

          That makes sense.

        • SteveH

          But if all you’re offering is a 5th, if someone really wanted that pick you’d have to imagine they’d be offering more than a 5th…

    • Anders

      Funny is the Browns did the same with the exact same team in 2012.

      • Patrick

        Sooooo, Justin Gilbert for the Colts 2015 1st round selection?

  • Mac

    Well Tommy, you can thank that last cup of pudding for that draft pick.

  • Insomniac

    Ewww

    • Mac

      Why would they think someone else would take Gilbert at 8?

      • Anders

        because Gilbert has the size you want in a CB, just like Bortles look like a QB

        • Mac

          But they couldn’t just get him at 9?

          • Anders

            As said, this is the same team (despite new GM) who traded one spot up with the Vikings to take TRich, when everybody knew the Vikings wouldnt draft him

          • Mac

            Superstition, it worked so well for them last time, they did it again? lol… I’m still scratching my head. Good sales job by the Vikes in my opinion.

          • Insomniac

            Maybe all of those mock drafts that had Gilbert to the Lions scared them to death.

        • Insomniac

          IMO, that was a reach. Seems like all of these teams are banking on their potential.

      • A_T_G

        They’re still drunk from the Buffalo trade.

  • McNabbulousness

    gilbert+haden=lockdown potential

    • Anders

      Do not tell Walter Thurmond

  • scratcherk

    is the NFL.com stream different from NFL network?

    • scratcherk

      It was the A group for a while, now im stuck with Matt Millen… Back to ESPN… UGH.

    • A_T_G

      I don’t think so, I’m on NFL.com and it says NFL Network in the corner.

      • Joe Minx

        The website feed is from a studio somewhere with occasional cut-ins. The NFLN feed is live from RCMH.

        • scratcherk

          UGH.

  • Joe Minx

    I think this is where we lose Barr.

    • scratcherk

      Good call

    • suthrneagle

      good call

  • McNabbulousness

    i think ike reese just got away with a block in the back on that westbrook miracle meadowland return

  • McNabbulousness

    fuck

    • Mac

      BOOOOOOOOOOOO?

      • McNabbulousness

        kind of, with all the barr talk i was getting kind of pumped up for that possibility, ike reese seems to agree

  • anon

    Barr is gone — whole world is shocked.

  • SteveH

    So much for all those mocks having Barr drop.

  • Ark87

    CRAP!

  • Insomniac

    WR seems more imminent for us in the first now.

  • scratcherk

    Sigh.

  • Patrick

    The Minnesota Vikings. Fucking over the Eagles since that damn tuesday night game.

  • A_T_G

    At least it wasn’t the Cowboys…

  • scratcherk

    Doesnt the fact that we need a WR and might be selecting one with the first round pick basically mean we traded a first round pick to cut Desean?

    • Anders

      We does not need one.

      Hell I wanted I wanted to draft a WR before we cut him

  • Insomniac

    Lewan to the Lions?

    • McNabbulousness

      you’re leright

      • Insomniac

        Nope far from it lol

        • McNabbulousness

          whoops, sounded similar, kind of

  • scratcherk

    Good pick IMO

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Dagnabbit. I was hoping he would drop far enough for us to get.

  • Mac

    And the Lion says… “meh, I don’t like wasting time playing defense anyway.”

    • Insomniac

      That Suh guy deserves to be worn out.

    • Ark87

      Pfff Who needs it.

    • A_T_G

      That’s why they made rounds five through seven, right?

      • Ark87

        With their history that’s almost rounds four through six! That’s value.

    • Anders

      They had first round picks on the DL

      • Insomniac

        Weak secondary.

  • Ark87

    Goodell needed to lower that mic a bit.

    • Mac

      *entire podium lowered, or get the man a box to stand on for cryin out loud.

  • Mac

    This just in… Gruden: “Ebron isn’t a tight end.”

  • Insomniac

    Megatron, Ebron,Fauria…skyscrapers in the endzone oh boy.

    • McNabbulousness

      now they only need a healthy matt stafford to throw that ball up

      • Insomniac

        Maybe in 2017 when they figure out they need OL.

        • McNabbulousness

          and a secondary, and a new city

      • Ark87

        Pretty much the only thing left to do if you’retrying to defend that….poor Matt

  • anon

    Although — no sad faces — could manziel drop to cowboys? can we ruin that franchise?

    • OregonDucker

      Book it.

    • McNabbulousness

      that’d be glorious

    • Insomniac

      Please do. Romo part 2.

      • Anders

        I know we love to make fun of Romo, but he is not the problem imo so you better hope he isnt that

        • Insomniac

          He is the problem when it comes down to the end.

          • Anders

            its just conformation bias. Romo isnt throwing more ints late in a game than any other QB, we just remember Romo’s

          • Insomniac

            That’s true but he’s a certified choker. A lot of teams would rather have a win over a good looking stat line.

          • Anders

            “certified choker. ”

            Based on what? perception? Is Peyton Manning a choker as well (he has a sub 500 play off record)?

          • suthrneagle

            based on all of his timely chokes…ala the last three final game losses,mainly attributed to his choking

    • Dragon_Eagle

      Would love that.

  • bridgecoach

    Mosley starting to drop…

    • Anders

      Best fit for the Titans together with Lewan

  • A_T_G

    Does Gilbert going so high push Fuller up higher?

    • Anders

      might mean a run on CBs begin before we are in range for one

  • Dragon_Eagle

    Odds on Giants taking a QB in round 1?

    • Insomniac

      Slim to none

      • Anders

        They got Russ Lande’s no. 1 overall prospect from last year

      • scratcherk

        Derek Carr.

    • Mac

      69%

  • nicolajNN

    Why exactly is there so much focus and talk about Manziel?

    • Cafone

      He’s this year’s “omg he keeps falling” story

    • Insomniac

      The Heisman treatment.

  • scratcherk

    There WILL be a QB at 22

  • McNabbulousness

    nervous time, giants on the clock

    • Mac

      And the pick is… Tom Savage.

  • McNabbulousness

    lewan looks like jon runyan jr

  • Ark87

    Not a bad line coming together in Tennessee

  • anon

    Lewan to Tenn. guess they are going to protect Locker instead of replacing him.

    • McNabbulousness

      man if they can keep locker healthy, and thats a big if, i really like him as a qb

      • Anders

        Agree, Locker is a good QB, just brittle as glass

    • Insomniac

      They could get a QB later if they wanted.

  • OregonDucker

    OK, odds now Manziel to Dallas are improving. Heeheehee lol

    • Arby1

      From your keyboard to God’s laptop – make it be so!

  • anon

    wrs dropping…

    • Insomniac

      There were only 2 WRs in the top 15 IMO.

    • A_T_G

      Who? This still seems a little early for ODB.

  • Insomniac

    Mosley to the Giants? Ughh no please. Dennard/C-D too.

  • TommyLawlor
    • Ark87

      Awww, that’s how it is in the biz, in your prime, being productive, and the owner goes and drafts a new post.

  • scratcherk

    Donald here?